Masculine Washi Tape

I thought I would make a quick masculine card to put in my stash. I also wanted to use some of the new Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, since I haven’t played with that very much.
Washi Tape Masculine

My colors are off a little bit on my scan, but I started with a Soft Suede card base. I then took Crumb Cake card stock, some retired Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso card stock, my Washi Tape, and just started layering. I used the Tasteful Trim die for the zigzag strips. Finally I added the Artisan Label Punch, punching from Cajun Craze card stock, and ran the whole piece through my Chevron Embossing Folder before attaching it to my card base. I popped on a retired Neutral button with the Early Espresso Baker’s Twine threaded through it. Fun, quick and simple.

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!



Plane & Simple

I’ve been busy this last week creating cards for my 10 Card Buffet class this Saturday. I can’t wait to show my guests some of the fun things we will be doing with different retiring products at this class.

But let’s move on to another personal retiring stamp set. This is a set that retired a couple of years ago but I kept it because it’s a great set for making masculine cards.

Plane & Simple

The following is a card we made at one of my stamp camps back in 2011.

Plane Riding Hood Red

This card uses the retiring Riding Hood Red card stock and the retiring Neutrals Designer Series Paper Pack. The planes were stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White card stock and cut out. They were attached with Dimensionals. Silver eyelets were placed on the Basic Black card stock. The sentiment came from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, punched out with the Word Window punch and placed on a piece of Riding Hood Red card stock using the Modern Label punch.

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!



Need for Speed Birthday Tag

Just another tag I made for a couple of guys at work. The tag will be attached to a bag with a muffin in it and that will be a much bigger hit than my tag!
Birthday Tag Masculine

I love using the aluminum foil and running it through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder. I started with the Need for Speed stamp set. The car was stamped in Black Staz-On on Whisper White card stock. The “happy birthday” came from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I placed one of our Silver Mini Brads in the corner.


I just took a scrap piece of card stock and laid it on top of my aluminum foil. I then added Snail to the card stock and folded my foil up and over the back. Nothing fancy since no one will see it. This then went through the Big Shot inside the Chevron Embossing Folder.


All of this was layered on my Basic Black tag. I used an old red Sizzix tag die. Remember, all of your old Sizzix dies run through the Big Shot just fine. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!

The Open Sea

A few days ago I showed you a card I had made years ago using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I took that basic template and created a new card using The Open Sea stamp set and the Nautical Expedition retired Designer Series Paper.
Open Sea

I used a card base of Not Quite Navy. I placed a strip of the Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper on Cherry Cobbler card stock. I then adhered both of these to Whisper White card stock. This all went through the Big Shot using the Chevron Embossing Folder. Next I added the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine. I adhered this whole piece to the card base.

I stamped the ship in Not Quite Navy on Whisper White card stock and adhered it to another piece of Nautical Expedition paper. On the card it went using Dimensionals. Once more, the Nautical Expedition paper went through the Big Shot using the Bitty Banners Framelits. I cut the pieces in half to create the little flags and placed a Night of Navy brad through them, attaching them to the card with Mini Glue Dots. Hope you enjoyed this card!

Lovely as a Tree – Oldie but a Goodie

Rummaging through some of my more masculine cards, I came across this Lovely as a Tree card from years gone by. See what you can do to update this relic!

Lovely as a Tree oldie

The colors used back then were Handsome Hunter and Light Gray. I also used our Canvas background stamp. I can’t wait to update this one myself. I hear the Big Shot calling my name!